Interdisciplinary Major in Integrated Science with Elementary Certification

Requirements for Major

  • Nine units including: Biology 195, 210; Chemistry 121, 123; Geology 103, 115; Physics 105, 115, 116.
  • All courses for the major must be taken for a numerical grade.
  • Completion of all other requirements for teacher certification.

Requirements for Minor

  • Please note that the courses for the major can be counted toward the minor in the respective field.

Biology—Biology 195, 210 (from major), 215 or 216; 225, 227, or 314; one additional unit in biology (200-level or above) selected with departmental approval; Chemistry 121 (from major).

Chemistry—Chemistry 121, 123 (from major); 206, 211, 301 (with prerequisite of Mathematics 141 or equivalent) or 337.

Geology—Geology 103, 115 (from major); 101, two units (200-level or above) selected with departmental approval.

Physics—Physics 105, 115, 116 (from major); 102 or 245; 205; Geology 101.

Requirements for Elementary Certification

Students seeking elementary certification with a major in integrated science are required to consult with the Education Department and meet admission requirements to the Education Program. Certification in elementary education requires 14 units of additional course work and necessitates a ninth semester for student teaching. Students completing an integrated science major fulfill the certification requirement for a science course with a laboratory as part of the requirements for the major.

  • Complete a planned program including:
    English 203, 348
    Mathematics 104
    Psychology 251
    Education 201, 202, 259, 371, 372; two units (one of which must be in your minor) from 374, 375, 376, 377; 396, 421, 431

Interdisciplinary Major in Social Studies with Elementary Certification

Requirements for Major

  • 14 units including: Anthropology and Sociology 248, 250; Economics and Management 101, 102; Geological Sciences 111; History 102, 111, 131, 132, 217, two 300-level history electives (at least one unit of elective must be from African, Asian or Latin American history); and Political Science 101, 235.
  • All courses for the major must be taken for a numerical grade.
  • Completion of all other requirements for teacher certification.

Requirements for Elementary Certification

Students seeking elementary certification with a major in social studies are required to consult with the Education Department and meet admission requirements to the Education Program. Certification in elementary education requires 32.5 units of course work and necessitates a ninth semester for student teaching.

  • Complete a planned program including: English 203, 348; IDY 262; Mathematics 104; Psychology 251; and Physical Education 319. (English 101 and Psychology 101 are prerequisites.)
  • Complete the Education Program professional sequence that includes six units of course work and four units for the student teaching semester: Education 201, 202, 247, 259, 371, 372, 396, 421 and 431.
  • All courses must be taken for a numerical grade, except those offered only on a credit/no credit basis.

Interdisciplinary Major in Social Studies with Secondary Certification

Requirements for Major

  • 14 units including: Anthropology and Sociology 248, 250; Economics and Management 101, 102; Geological Sciences 111; History 102, 111, 131, 132, 217, two 300-level history electives (at least one unit of elective must be from African, Asian or Latin American history); and Political Science 101, 235.
  • All courses for the major must be taken for a numerical grade.
  • Completion of all other requirements for teacher certification.

Requirements for Secondary Certification

Students seeking secondary certification with a major in social studies are required to consult with the Education Department and meet admission requirements to the Education Program. Certification in secondary education requires 25 units of course work and necessitates a ninth semester for student teaching.

  • Complete the Education Program professional sequence that includes six units of course work and four units for the student teaching semester: Education 201, 202, 349, 373, 397, 422 and 432; and Psychology 251. (Psychology 101 is a prerequisite.)
  • All courses must be taken for a numerical grade, except those offered only on a credit/no credit basis.